Asia bond volumes spring to life after moribund Q1

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By Narae Kim
07 Apr 2016

The Asian primary dollar bond market had a strong start to the week with four deals hitting investors’ desks on the same day. The activity has boosted hopes for a robust second quarter following a subdued first three months that saw Chinese volumes plummet, writes Narae Kim.

The Asia ex-Japan debt market finally sprung back to life this week with four deals being priced on Tuesday, including PSA International’s $500m comeback, Olam International’s $300m bond, Mizuho’s jumbo $4bn triple tranche deal and Korea National Oil Corp’s $1bn dual-tranche offering (see separate stories).

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